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Connecticut: Suburban District Drops Summit Online Platform Due to Parent Revolt

02 Jan

“Personalized learning,” is a euphemism for machine learning that moves at a different pace for each student, depending on algorithms. But most parents prefer human teachers to machines. And who is making a profit from This so-called (fake) personalized learning that few if any countries use in their public education systems?

Diane Ravitch's blog

Parents in Cheshire, Connecticut, took the lead in ousting the Summit Online Learning Platform developed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative as part of CZI’s plan to remake American education.

The Summit Program was developed by Summit “Public Schools,” which in fact is a privately managed charter chain that pretends to be public. It describes its approach as “personalized learning,” which is a euphemism for machine learning that moves at a different pace for each student, depending on algorithms. The parents preferred human teachers to machines.

“The fast-growing online platform was built with help from Facebook engineers and designed to help students learn at their own speed. But it’s been dropped because parents in this Connecticut suburb revolted, saying there was no need to change what’s worked in a town with a prized reputation for good schools.

“The Summit Learning program, developed by a California charter school network, has signed up…

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